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LONGSDORF Family

First Generation

1. John H.1 Longsdorf was born in OH 1900. John died February 20, 1905. His body was interred after February 20, 1905 in Mound Cem., Jasper Co.,IL, Mounds.(736)

He married twice. He married Mary Martha Anspach in Jasper Co.,IL, March 26, 1876.(737) Mattie was born in Indiana October 12, 1857. Estimated. She was the daughter of John Jr. Anspach and Emeline Parkison.

Mattie died April 13, 1882 in IL, at 24 years of age. Her body was interred after April 13, 1882 in Mound Cem., Jasper Co.,IL., Mound.(738) This may be the Mary M. Anspach who is in Isaac & Rachel Anspach's household in 1870. Mary Martha is recorded as Martha Amspaugh on her marriage entry in 1876 to John H. Longsdorf. She is listed as Mattie on the 1880 census in Decatur Co., IN. Pat Sims says that Mary Martha Anspach Longsdorf is listed in the Mound Cemetery records of Jasper Co.,IL., which she found in the Newton, IL, library. "It lists graves of Mary M. Longsdorf, wife of John H., d. April 1882, age 24; and John H. Longsdorf, d. February 1905, age 66."

He married Catherine Longsdorf after 1882. Catherine was born about 1855. Catherine died April 13, 1895 in Jasper Co.,IL. Her body was interred after April 13, 1895 in Mound Cem., Jasper Co.,IL, Mound.(739)

John was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census in Adams Twp.,Decatur Co.,IN.(740) John was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census in Jasper Co.,IL.(741) The cemetery records for John's age differ by 10 yrs. from the census records for 1880.

John H. Longsdorf and Mary Martha Anspach had the following children:

child 2 i. George W.2 Longsdorf was born 1877. George died March 18, 1899 in IL. His body was interred after March 18, 1899 in Mound Cem., Jasper Co.,IL., Mound.(742) He married Nellie A. Roberts about 1899. Nellie was born about 1881. Nellie died September 9, 1899 in Jasper Co.,IL. Her body was interred after September 9, 1899 in Mound Cem., Jasper Co.,IL., Mound.(743) From the cemetery records, it looks like George married Nellie Roberts and both of them died in 1899, epidemic?

child 3 ii. Mary E. Longsdorf was born 1879. Mary died May 7, 1891 in Jasper Co.,IL. Her body was interred after May 7, 1891 in Mound Cem., Jasper Co.,IL, Mound.(744) Mary's birthdate estimated from 1880 census, listed as 1 year old. But her tombstone says she died May 7, 1891, Aged 16Y, 6M, 5D - that would put her birth year as 1875.

child 4 iii. Myrtia Longsdorf was born in Jasper Co.,IL about 1881. Myrtia died March 4, 1882 in Jasper Co.,IL. Her body was interred after March 4, 1882 in Mound Cem., Jasper Co.,IL., Mound.(745)

John H. Longsdorf and Catherine Longsdorf had the following children:

child 5 iv. Josie E. Longsdorf was born in Jasper Co.,IL November 1884.

child 6 v. Odessa Longsdorf was born in Jasper Co.,IL August 1888.

child 7 vi. Ernie L. Longsdorf was born in Jasper Co.,IL about 1893. Ernie died July 24, 1898 in Jasper Co.,IL. His body was interred after July 24, 1898 in Mound Cem., Jasper Co.,IL, Mound.(746)

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